Sunday, April 25, 2010

Paris-London Trip - Day 1

The flight landed on Paris CDG airport safely around 7am in the morning. We make a transit at Abu Dhabi and lucky our flight to Abu Dhabi is on time and we only have less than 2 hours of transit time. Everything just goes smooth and we boarded the plane to Paris around 1am in the morning.

The first thing that needs to do after we had passed the immigration gate is to think how to get into Paris. There are few ways to go to Paris from CDG airport. We can choose bus, train or taxi. Because we will using the train and metro service in the Paris, so we choose to get a 6 zones 5 days pass from the RER counter. There are lots of signboards leading to the RER station and the days pass can get it from the counter very easily. The price for 6 zones 5 days pass is €49.40 (about RM200++ O.O).

Once we bought the pass, the first thing need to do is take a copy of their train and metro map. Very useful when you needs to find your way to any corner in Paris.

We took train line B (blue) to the Paris and transit at Notre Dame and continue proceed to the hotel using line C (yellow). When we reach the hotel around 11am and the room is not ready. We left our luggage in the hotel lobby and go to walk around the hotel area. There is a park and we sit there relax for a while. Ya, before continue, about the weather. In the morning, the temperature is about 5-7 deg. C, and in the afternoon is about 15-20 deg. C and in the evening is around 10-15 deg. C. So, morning and evening is very cool and afternoon is actually very comfortable.

After sitting in the park for awhile, we decided to go town to start our Paris trip. The first stop is at the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur. Seriously, I don’t know how to pronounce that. You can follow this wiki to know this church.

Basilique is located at a slightly higher place and the church is white color and from the church area you can view the whole Paris town. You can see the very nice Paris skyline from this area.

There are some street performances in front of the church and the some flea markets around the street. If you would like to get yourself painted, here you can find lot of painter that can do the job for you.

After visited the church, we went to find the Moulin Rough. I haven’t watched the movie so I didn’t know much about the story behind this Moulin Rough. All I know is that the ticket for the show is damn expensive, I think around €120.

If you would like some night life when you in Paris, you can come to this area at night and there will lots of people will ask you “Do you need a lady?”. Pigalle is the red light district. How I know that. Well, when last time I’m transit at Paris, a monkey bringing me to this area, that why I know that.

Ok, after visit the two areas, we went back to hotel because we are very tired since we didn’t sleep much on the plane.

To be continue…